The Skyway Bridge

2009-12-15 17:05 - 0 Comments

In Mexico there are peatonal bridges wherever we need them, but people prefer to run against cars. We planned to simulate clouds and a big pink slide.

Submitted by Claudia Rodriguez.

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Ride your bike more

2009-12-15 14:56 - 0 Comments

People can be encouraged to do tough, good things by giving them appreciation for it. It's winter, cold, rainy and hard to get up in the morning. Even worse to get on a bike and start pedalling. Even though it's great exercise and an easy way of improving the environment. The solution to this problem is a private fan club that cheers you on when the obstacle seems to big. This could be done by installing sensors and speakers with cheering sounds along cycle paths. You will feel as if the wind was blowing in your back and like it's downhill all the time. Submitted by Maja Petersson

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Tervajz

Tervajz

2009-12-08 16:14 - 0 Comments

People don't pay for parking tickets in most of cases, at least here in Romania... To resolve this problem, I have thought, to make parking ticket machines interactive. Like You can see on my sketch, on the top of the parking ticket machine is a photo camera, which is in permanent contact with a face warp software. The camera takes the shout, the software makes hes job, so, on the parking ticket everybody can see a cartoon about himself. I think, much more people would pay for parking in this way.

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Fun Fish - Water Conservation

2009-12-15 19:57 - 0 Comments

Water conservation is tricky. Signs and shocking statistics seem to do little to change behavior. Enter FUN. Imagine a virtual fish tank behind the water faucet. The water level is connected to how much water is being used. If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth or lathering your hands, the water level lowers. You need to be smart about how much water you use so you leave water for the fish to live. The water slowly refills as the faucet is off.

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Score the Rubbish

Score the Rubbish

2009-11-19 16:11 - 0 Comments

Problem: People tend to throw rubbish on the streets instead of garbage bins.

Fun Solution: To make throwing rubbish as fun as playing basketball we want to add a scoring machine and detector to the garbage bin. So, for every piece of rubbish that goes into the garbage bin, you get 2 points.

Submitted by Anisa Sirman, Degrita Eukaristi and Natasha Angeline

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Crushing cans can help!

2009-10-27 13:38 - 0 Comments

Are you strong enough? The game is not new but the intention is! A problem to be solved in Brazil and probably in other countries, are the dropped empty cans when big events happen but the idea can be used in other places and situations.

To play people need to put the empty metal can in the right place and smash it as hard as they can trying to make the disc go high enough to touch the bell on the top.

Making it as fun as possible will not be a surprise to see people looking for empty cans on the floor or asking other ones for theirs.

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Love Machine

2009-11-24 17:07 - 0 Comments

What’s funny about buying at the authomatic machines? Absolutely nothing, and if we’re talking about buying condoms it could become even embarassing.
What if the authomatic machine becomes a win-only slot machine, which gives you a funny forecast of the use of the winning?

We think that kind of object can change the way of thinking about the condoms subject and will remind the importance of having safe sex.

Submitted by Lorenzo Pigozzo

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The Chatter Ladder

2009-12-15 20:13 - 0 Comments

Have you ever noticed how loud kids get in cafeterias? The “Chatter Ladder” is our fun and entertaining solution to this problem! A sound meter in the “Chatter Ladder” detects and registers the noise level every second; the quieter students are, the more points they score and the more lights are illuminated on the ladder. Messages scroll across the top of the screen either congratulating or encouraging quiet conversation! An average score is recorded for each lunch period. Each lunch group tries to attain the highest score and see the most lights light up on the “Chatter Ladder”.

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Recycle - Reuse - Reduce the plastic

2009-12-16 18:34 - 0 Comments

As pedestrians put plastic wastage in to the garbage collector, the leaves on the tree board are lighted using green LED lights. The more the plastic and garbage collected more the leaves turn green. So when it is full all the tree becomes green and gives a message "Recycle - Reuse - Reduce" the plastic. Submitted by Manoj

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The Re:ramid of Chops

2009-12-03 11:59 - 0 Comments

A long tube built into a slider leading from a side easy insertion level to a point just over cone leading to the base centre. At top in interior is a mangle crusher feeding into and old paper shredder. You 'load' PEP bottles into the tube. You then slide it upright (using screwed in 330ml bottle handles) to drop into the cone. This action activates the blade, only once the tube is well out of reach. The shredder drops the shards into a cone-shaped pile.

Submitted by Peter M

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Traffic Hero

2009-12-16 18:31 - 0 Comments

Above the normal button to push when you are waiting for a trafficlight, there are now 4 (depends) extra buttons. Each button refers to a drivelane in front of you. You can recognize this by the matching colors. When a vehicle drives over your walkinglane the button lights up. When you push the lightend button, you hear a, depending on the vehicle, truckhorn, carhorn or bicycle bel. Under the normal waitinglight you see two more lights with a number written in it. Left being your score, right being the highscore.
Submitted by Bas Pronk

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Chore Clock

Chore Clock

2009-11-20 13:27 - 0 Comments

My idea is a chore clock. Basically all it is is a digital stop watch, like those used in the Olympic Games for track events, hanging in the kitchen over the sink or the dishwasher, or in the washroom hanging over the washer and dryer. On the stop watch it has a record time and the name of whom the record belongs to. This will make doing chores competitive and fun and gives the record holder bragging rights in the house, and hopefully keep kids active and burning calories while pitching in around the house.

Submitted by Dean Baldwin

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Treadmill Racing Track

2009-11-07 21:09 - 0 Comments

Treadmills and exercise bikes at the gym are a great way for people to work out regardless of the conditions outside. The problem is that they're boring and monotonous, and there's no incentive to push yourself (unlike running outside, when there's always someone to try to catch up to). The solution: Treadmill Racing. Network a series of treadmills and exercise bikes so that each one knows how

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The Catapoo

2009-12-15 17:52 - 0 Comments

To clean up after ones dog seems to be an unpleasant thing to do. But how much fun would it be to smash the turd into, let´s say - some of your foe.
Pick it up, load the ShitSling, aim and SPLAT !!!

Submitted by Volker Schramm

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Machines to recycle

2009-12-16 13:53 - 0 Comments

The problem is that people don’t take time to recycle. The solution will be that we found a way to recycle and at the same time have fun. If you want to have fun and at the same time recycle plastic, cans, paper, glass, carton and used batteries you can go to the Machines to Recycle. Instead of using coins and wasting your money you can bring recycle things and you will play with machines. Each machine has different things, for example one will be of cans, you will give cans and then you can play.

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Retalking

2009-11-30 14:00 - 0 Comments

Tired of searching for the right recycling bin amongst many at recycling center? Simply shout out the type of trash you're holding and the right bin will answer and start flashing!

Submitted by Carl Berglund

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Yoga on the Metro

2009-12-15 16:14 - 0 Comments

We don't conceive a transportation system as embodying neutral values, but recognize it as a social construction that creates a certain type of power structure. Metro system hides people's characters, hence a cheerless atmosphere is created. How does this value constitutes norms and results how people behave and use the urban space?

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Political Poop

2009-12-15 15:30 - 0 Comments

In Geneva where I live there are sign posts which distribute free bags for people to collect their dogs’ doings. The bags distributed are boring plain black plastic bags. “Political Poop” is the project that will print on the bags political promises to increase their appeal and usage.
Submitted by Leon Saltiel

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Reflect on your choices

2009-11-30 16:36 - 0 Comments

Shall I take the stairs or the elevator? Whether we are in a private building or multilevel parking or underground station, we tend to be lazy... The idea is simple: replacing the traditional mirrors inside the elevators with distortion ‘fattening’ mirrors.

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The Presence of Digital Money

2009-11-30 11:27 - 0 Comments

Credit cards make life so much more easier that you do not have to carry stacks of moneys any more. Every time when you buy something the only thing you use is just a piece of card. But sometimes it also makes consumption unreasonable. People lost the sense of physical money. I created some new concepts of credit cards to remind people that digital money also has the similar physical attribute as the old money. They are not just numbers. You can feel it so that you can try to control your consumption.

Submitted by Xu Xin

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